About Giles Fox

WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY YELLOW BALL WHITE TEES

1ST – M & P EDEN, C.PADGET & A.MIDGLEY  110 PTS

2ND –G.HARRIES, R.ENTWISTLE, D.ATHERTON & L.O’CONNELL 107 PTS

2’S

G.FOX & R.ENTWISTLE

CAPTAIN BRIAN’S FINAL BLOG

 Members and Friends

 

As we were unable to hold our AGM and Captains Changeover as we normally would have done, I wanted to write a final Blog to record my gratitude to all the members for the help, encouragement and support I so generously received through the most extraordinary year.

 As there was no prior experience of what came to us all in 2020 it was not easy to know what the right decisions for our club were going to be. However, with the help of the committee, the staff and all the members I believe we all managed to come through this difficult period in good shape as we were able to play golf for most of the year on our fabulous course, we were able to hold a few small events whilst managing to stay safe and we even managed to maintain our good humour and friendly atmosphere.

 A huge thank you to everybody who stood behind me and supported me. Mary was exceptional as Vice Captain, we made a good team and I know she will be a great Captain.

 Of course, most of all I would like to thank Brigitte. She has done everything that was necessary to get me through this year. She has been my adviser, my listener and my friend as we have tried to plot our way through my Captaincy together as a team – I am forever grateful.

 You are all probably aware that Portugal is back in lockdown now and as of Wednesday we are not allowed to play Golf, Brigitte and I will be looking forward to playing again and hopefully we can have a celebration of the changeover and have as many of our members together as possible.

 

Finally, I would like to wish Mary all the best for this year. She took over the Captaincy on the 16th of January as advised in the AGM information we sent out. Obviously without any celebration because of the Lockdown. Let’s hope things will get better as the year goes on and Mary can guide our club back to more normal times.

 

Once again many thanks to everybody for all the help.

 

Stay safe and well

 

Your ‘Past’ Captain Brian

 

LOCKDOWN GOLF

UNFORTUNATELY PORTUGAL IS BACK IN LOCKDOWN BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS GOLF IS PERMITTED. THE LOCKDOWN IS TO LAST A MONTH BUT WILL BE REVIEWED IN 2 WEEKS (30TH JANUARY). COMPETITIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED SO WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS ARE CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING. ONLY ONE PERSON AT A TIME IS ALLOWED IN THE PRO SHOP AND MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. AT THE MOMENT YOU MAY STILL PLAY IN 4 BALLS AND SHARE A BUGGY. THE RESTAURANT IS OPEN FOR TAKE AWAY, MARIO WILL HAVE THE SIDE WINDOW OPEN ON THE TERRACE BUT YOU CANNOT DRINK/EAT ON THE TERRACE. ONCE YOU FINISH YOUR ROUND YOU MUST LEAVE. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES.

STAY SAFE EVERYONE,

THE COMMITTEE.

MONDAY 11TH JANUARY ODDS & EVENS YELLOW TEES

1ST – BOB HART & MICHAEL ABBOTT 58 PTS

2ND – MIKE & BARBARA HALL 54 PTS

3RD – CHRIS PADGET & MIKE EVANS 52 PTS

4TH – RICHARD ENTWHISTLE & GRAHAM HARRIES 51 PTS

5TH – IAN & JANICE GALLOWAY 51 PTS (C/B)

2´S

P.HUGHES, A.MIDGLEY, MICK BERRY, D.WESSELS, R.CHERUBINI & M.ABBOTT X3

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

                FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING

No 2021-09 HELD ON 5th January 2021

 

 

Present             Brian Newsham – Captain

                          Mary Berry – Vice Captain

                         Geoffrey Harnett- Chairman

Linda Anthony – Secretary

Mike Abbott – Handicap and Membership Secretary

Giles Fox – Treasurer

Peter McDonagh

 

 

1.     Company Matters

1.1.    There were no company matters.

2.     Apologies

2.1.    Rod Smith and Peter Noone sent their apologies.

3.     Approval of Minutes

3.1.    The minutes were approved by the Captain.

4.     Matters Arising/to discuss

4.1.    All matters arising are covered under the AGM items on the agenda.

5.     Treasurer’s report

5.1.    The annual accounts are now finalised and will be sent to the members before the AGM.

6.     Discussion on points raised by members for the AGM

6.1.    Queries were raised by three members which have been satisfactorily answered by Giles Fox.

6.2.    In response to letters by two members concerning the new handicap system it was decided that, beginning with the Captain’s Changeover Competition, the maximum playing handicap for men will be 36 and for ladies 44, this will apply in all club competitions.

6.3.    In singles competitions men may now play from either the white or yellow tees and ladies the red or yellow tees. In all Club team competitions, the tee specified on the sheet will be used by the men, ladies will play from the red tees.

6.4.    Visitors must have a handicap certificate to play in Club competitions.

7.     Discussion on whether we can hold the AGM

7.1.    Mike Abbott has consulted with the GNR, they have stated that we can hold the AGM as long as all seats are 2 metres apart, the capacity of the room is not exceeded and masks are worn when standing and moving around. There must also be two separate entrances, on for entering and one for leaving the room.

8.     AGM running order.

8.1.    Geoffrey Harnett went through this, to keep the meeting as brief as possible the reports will not be read out at the meeting as all members have already had the opportunity to read and respond to them.

9.     AOB

9.1.    In response to a request for a printed handicap list to be available Mike Abbott explained that under the new system handicaps can change on a daily basis. Should any member be unable to check their own handicap on line it is always possible to ask the shop to check your current handicap when you check in.

9.2.    Members are reminded that under current Covid regulations all people are required to wear a mask when moving around or standing if they are unable to leave a space of 2 metres between themselves and the next person. This applies to inside and outside spaces. There are plenty of tables available in the restaurant if the terrace and spike bar tables are full.

9.3.    From the end of March, a list of members will be posted on the notice board. Sixty-five members have already paid, members are reminded they may not attend the AGM unless they have paid their membership.

9.4.    Peter McDonagh thanked everyone for all their support over the last three years and said how much he had enjoyed his time on the committee.

9.5.    Brian Newsham thanked the committee for their support during this difficult year.

 

Next meeting: 02/03/21 at 10.00 

Meeting closed at 12.30`?

Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Peter McDonagh, Brian Newsham, Rod Smith, Mary Berry. Peter Noone

 

WEDNESDAY 6TH JANUARY SINGLE STABLEFORD YELLOW TEES

MEN DIV 1

1ST D.LEOPOLD 36PTS, 2ND B.HART 35 PTS, 3RD D.DEVLIN 33 PTS

MEN DIV 2

1ST P.ANTHONY 38 PTS, 2ND B.WOODWORTH 35 PTS, 3RD M.BERRY 35 PTS (C/B)

LADIES 

J.GALLOWAY 35 PTS

2’S

I.GALLOWAY, MARY BERRY, J.BRODIE & B.NEWSHAM

MONDAY 4TH JANUARY NEW YEAR TEXAS SCRAMBLE YELLOW TEES

1ST- M.ABBOTT, I.GALLOWAY, B.HART & G.FOX NET 55.0

2ND- D.WESSELS, V.ROODE, M & M BERRY NET 60.4

 

CHANGE OF COMPETITION DATE

Dear Members 

Due to the new restrictions I decided yesterday afternoon to change this Sunday competition 10th of January to Monday the 11th. Tee times will remain the same, any queries please call the Pro shop. We will have more information on restrictions on Tuesday the 12th and we will keep you updated but from what we gather its not looking like good news.

Stay safe everyone

Brian.

RACE TO BUDENS 2020 – THE FINAL STANDINGS

1 Rie Cherubini   0
2 Janice Galloway     64
3 Duane Wessels     69
4 Ian Galloway     72
5 Brigitte Beck     120
6 Carol Newland     125
7 Brian Newsham     126
8 Mary Berry     127
9 Michael Abbott     134
10 Ivor Newland     137
11 Malcolm Berry     137
12 Mark Arundel     142
13 John Brodie     197
14 Jim Reid     203
15 Phil Russell        204
16 Bob Woodworth     216
17 Michael Shropshall     219
18 Pedro Lucas     219
19 Jim Brennan     239
20 Filipe Da Silva     239

WEDNESDAY 30TH DECEMBER PAIRS MULTIPLIER WHITE TEES

1ST- MICHAEL ABBOTT & PETER MCDONAGH 62 PTS

2ND- MICK & MARY BERRY 54 PTS

3RD- MIKE & BARBARA HALL 52 PTS

2´S

D.ATHERTON, I.GALLOWAY & B.HALL